Barristers appearing before the Supreme Court will no longer have to appear fully robed.
Advocates will be free, by agreement, to dispense with any or all of the elements of traditional court dress. . This is already the custom for family cases before the Court.
A statement from the Court said: “The Justices agree that this development would further underline the Court’s commitment to providing an appropriate environment for considered discussion of legal issues, and is in line with the Court’s goal to make this process as accessible as possible.
“The Justices of the Court do not wear legal dress themselves and have decided not to impose this obligation on advocates appearing before them.”
The relaxed dress code applies also to the Privy Council.